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    July 6, 2011
    5:00 - 5:59am EDT  

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>> the humidity went down. it is back this morning. dew points are around 70. a tropical air mass to start today. we don't expect any precipitation until later this morning or this afternoon. 72 at the airport. partly cloudy skies. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm later today. warm and muggy with a high temperature neared 91. we will check the forecast going into the weekend. welcome back. >> good morning. major roadways looking fine. one problem in joppa. a vehicle into a pole. police are on the scene. joppa road, watch for delays. elsewhere, a pretty nice ride on 95 coming out of the northeast.
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59 heading over towards the harrisburg expressway. the j.f.x. is in great shape. a nice ride on the west side, 56. this is frederick road. west side checking out ok. this is the east side of the beltway. problem-free at the moment. one problem in joppa. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we have two big stories. one is the verdict in the casey anthony murder trial. she was found not guilty in the murder of her daughter. we have details coming up. but first returned to the recent violence in baltimore city. on monday night, a child was shot and a man was stabbed to death. >> we spoke to the father of the child who was shot. jennifer franciotti is live with the latest on both
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investigations. >> we do know police have released a picture of a person of interest in the stabbing death that happened outside of the mccormick and schmicks restaurant. joseph calo was stabbed to death outside the restaurant. police believe it was the result of an argument that reignited. they released a picture of a person of interest. police want to know how a boy ended up with a gunshot wound. kevin benson said he was walking at pratt street and light street with his son and fiancee when they heard a pop. he credits a police officer was saving his son's life. >> if the wasn't for him, i d not know if my son was still be alive. >> police have more than 600 officers from a variety of
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police agencies patrolling this area. they will be looking at surveillance video trying to find the person or persons responsible for shooting the boy stabbing joseph calo. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now to the not guilty verdict in the casey anthony murder trial. they reacted with tears and hugs. casey anthony was found not guilty on three charges. she was found guilty on four counts of lying to law enforcement officials. she will be sentenced on those verdicts on thursday in orlando. >> maryland has changed the way it deals with the death penalty. the casey at the trial helps to explain why. >> it came back so quickly with
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not guilty. it shows that the prosecutor missed something. i think the lesson is to not ask for the ultimate penalty if you don't think you have the proof. >> he says the verdict reaffirms maryland's decision to put stricter limits on its death penalty cases. >> there is good evidence of what maryland just changed its law to say you cannot prosecute a person for the absolute crime absent dna or a videotaped confession or some other evidence directly linking the person to the crime. >> the case could have had a different outcome if the prosecutor had not tried it as the death penalty case. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your thoughts on the acquittal of casey anthony? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> president obama invites congressional leaders to the white house. he is open the group can raise a deal -- reached a deal on raising the debt ceiling. kate amara has the story from washington. >> the president says there is progress but neither side seems to be budging. at the white house to mark, but a debt limit summit. president obama has invited the top republicans and democrats to work on the deal to raise the borrowing limit. >> it is my hope that everyone will leave their ultimatums at the door and leave the political rhetoric at the door and we will do what is best for the economy and our people. >> a deal must be reached by august 2 or the u.s. might not be able to pay its debts.
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>> on a diet, not a shopping spree. >> republicans will agree to a deal that includes deep spending cuts and no tax hikes. >> they want to raise taxes that we know will kill even more jobs when even the president has said this would leave job creators with less ability to hire. >> democrats say there must be new revenue a want to eliminate tax breaks for big companies and the wealthiest americans. >> it is impossible to negotiate. we'll debate the solution with republicans, like it or not. >> john boehner says any future talks will be fruitless unless democrats abandon their call for tax hikes. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the deadline has passed for candidacy in the 2012 mayoral race.
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among those who filed are mayor stephanie rawlings-blake, frank conaway, and jody landers. as plus catherine pugh. one expected candidate, carl stokes, did not filed by the deadline. alfred griffin has filed on the republican side. for a complete list, visit our website, wbaltv.com. roscoe bartlett is planning to file for reelection in the sixth congressional limit. he hopes to win an 11th term representing western and north central maryland. another has filed for the seat . no word on how that seat will be affected by redistricting. the murder trial of casey anthony ends.
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>> a massive sandstorm in arizona. we have more on the damage it caused. >> u.s. 50 at 97. there are a few roads to avoid this morning.
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>> welcome back. beautiful shot of the downtown area. 79 degrees at the maryland science center. it is a muggy start on this wednesday morning. this afternoon, we could see a few thunderstorms pop up. to 9 in taneytown. 76 in annapolis. a slight chance for a shower this morning. scattered thunderstorms will develop this ever to go. high temperature expected around 91. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. stay tuned for that. >> the federal trial of roger
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clemens will begin today in washington, d.c. he's charged with perjury and obstruction of congress for saying he never used program -- performance-enhancing drugs. the trout is expected to last between four and six weeks. there could be evidence of bloody injections. look at this. a mass of the dust storm swept through central arizona. it is very scary and gets completely dark. the wall of dust forced officials to close the airport and severely reduced visibility. the dust was being pushed by 60 mile per hour winds. several power lines were brought down and one fire was started. >> a horse got loose.
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authorities did everything they could think of, including putting their car before the h orse. eventually he was captured. fog the road blinded. >> running. >> 5:12. a facebook announcement. what some are speculating about the top social networking sites.
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joppa road south of pulaski highway, use extra caution in harford county. on 95, looking very good toward the fort mchenry. harbor tunnel traffic looks good. some construction to watch for in the city.
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pratt street, two lanes blocked in each direction. on the west side, the 57 miles per hour. up to speed and everything looking good on the beltway. 70 moving without delay. 54 miles per hour traveling southbound on the harrisburg expressway. this is frederick road in the west side, running smoothly. on the east side, over towards the key bridge, no problems to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning to you. >> good morning. we're moving along nicely on the marc trains. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rain -- light rail on time. metro subway on schedule. a few bus drivers including the three, 64 buses diverting at charles and conway street. the 30 bus is diverting at edmundson and swann.
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now back to tony pann. >> we're talking about the same front we have been discussing for the past few days. the humidity winds up. dew points went up yesterday. this will be the trigger for some showers and thunderstorms today. i think we'll get through most of the morning just fine. some showers are coming up from virginia. not out of the question we could see a brief shower early in the day. the best chance will be this afternoon. there is the cloud cover. the dew points dropped into the 50's and 60's yesterday. up to of the suit today in annapolis. it feels tropical one the dew points are in the 70's. 72 at the airport. 70 in parkton. we should be able to make it into the upper 80's and low 90's
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again this afternoon. maybe a shower this point. high temperatures between 88 and 93 degrees. partly cloudy tonight and a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. temperature will drop back into the upper 60's and low 70's tonight. this front will get hung up on the coast again. we will keep a chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the forecast for friday. i do think we will wind up with a decent weekend. 86 on friday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. clearing out over the weekend. 87 on saturday. maybe late monday and tuesday, another chance for some showers and thunderstorms. >> demand is up but so are cutbacks in public transportation.
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more than 80% of national transit systems have had cutbacks. they need about $70 billion to catch up on minutes. stems.as strained sy their higher fuel costs. the groupon craze has found its way into a real estate market. offers include commissions it discounts and gift cards to home stores. if a certain number of people signed up for the deal, the all get it. the offers could be complicated. if you're tempted, make sure you understand what is being offered. mark zuckerburg is set to make some facebook news today. there will be news event that is expected to be streamed live on facebook. it could be a video chat power by skype.
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burke said it will only be -- mark zuckerburg would only say it will be "something awesome." >> jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> good morning. i am not a big person on twitter. twitter is not going away soon. they are raising funding and the values will stop at nearly $7 billion. twitter has nearly doubled its worst since december. president obama holding his first ever twitter town hall today. the event begins at 2:00 p.m. today. he is expected to focus on jobs and the economy. the nasdaq popped higher yesterday. moody's downgraded portuguese deabt.
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automakers includingopal. the epa wants to sell gas and all that contains at least 50% of ethanol. some say this may damage engines and avoid warranties. in three americans now own a smart phone. july happens to be a national cell phone courtesy month. remember to keep your phone on fibered or silent at restaurants. do not do the cell yell and distracting others around you. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> i have never heard that term before. cell yell.
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we are in the middle of wedding season. many americans are wrapping up plans for their divorces. >> breaking up is hard to do. this is big business. divorced parties are a new thing. celebrities are doing it. when buying cakes and party favors. i will have the details on that -- women buying cakes. >> thank you, jane. >> 5:21. 73 degrees on tv hill. stay with us. stay with us.
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>> we have heard stories about people who send cards and letters overseas. one woman is trying to make it easier for troops to write back to their loved ones. >> they do so much for us. >> she says it is an addiction with the end result something
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that people like. >these cards or already a hit at craft shows the court will make their own cards if we weren't so busy masterminding precise explosions. >> when she saw a video about sending blank greeting cards to servicemen and women, there was her purpose. >> it makes me feel good that i'm helping to fill a void for them. there isn't a corner store. there is nothing they can go purchase a hallmark card. >> so along with her daughters, she scolds cards in their new jersey home that take more than an hour each to make. the messages are not military at all. in a land of army drab and desert sand and will emotion, boxes of cards that conjure up emotions that you tend to forget
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in a war zone. >> their handwriting is coming back and it is something you can hold onto and display. >> as she packs up the cards to be sent to wait to battle, she knows the impact is one of the pictures that look back at her from the operation writey. i'm hoping tir cards and their. >> those cards are gorgeous. the website registered its 1 millionth card sent to troops since 2007. >> a family being put back together. 14 years ago, children were taken away because of a drug addiction. she has been able to adopt four of her children back. the law restores parental rights
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after they have been revoked by the state. her mother adopted them but died more than five years ago. >> i got off the drugs from the grace of god. got my life back together. i got a church. i have been in church for over 20 years. they have played a big part in my life. i guess i got all my baby's back. most of them are grown. >> she's now a grandmother as her twin daughters now have children of their own. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- >> police are making progress in their investigation into a stabbing death on the fourth of july. details are next. >> a final twist in the trial of casey anthony. she is acquitted of murder. the latest reaction, coming up. >> scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast but it should
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get better over the weekend. inwe're tracking an accident harford county. we will let you know what to expect.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check weather and traffic. it is humid out side. >> in little muggy. the humidity went down yesterday but now it is back. we're forecasting temperatures near 90. 72 at the airport with some cloud cover. humidity 91%. i think it will stay dry for most of the morning commute. some sprinkles are possible. scattered thunderstorms this afternoon with a high temperature around 91.
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i have some better news for the upcoming weekend. >> the major roads are looking good. we're monitoring one accident in joppa, just south of pulaski highway. some lanes are blocked. a paul came down over a vehicle. kind of a tricky situation. -- a pole down over a vehicle. looking good on the north and west side. pratt street, watch for two lanes closed because of construction. so far so good on the west side. the harrisburg expressway, a nice ride heading down from shawan road. this is the beltway at old court in the northwest corner of the beltway. great shape and same goes for the key bridge. in easy ride to and from the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. two big stories.
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the not guilty verdict in the casey anthony murder trial. we will focus on the recent violence in baltimore city. >> monday night, a child was shot and a man was stabbed to death. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with the latest on those investigations plus an exclusive interview with the young boy's father. >> police have released a person of interest in the stabbing death of a man from alabama. how a boy cut shot still remains a mystery. tens of thousands gathered to watch the fireworks. a deadly stabbing, a shooting and fights marred the celebration. joseph calo was stabbed outside the mccormick and schmicks restaurant. police have released a person of interest -- police have released a picture of a person of interest. calo was stabbed. >> moments later the victim
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the suspect who was armed with a shattered glass bottle swung the bottle and struck the victim in the neck. >> people were in town from new jersey. >> i kept trying to grab him. the blood was around his head. no way he lived after he lost so much blood. >> 22-year-old kevin benson was with his pregnant fiance and his son at pratt and light street following the fireworks when kavin was hit by a bullet. >> if it wasn't for that one cop, who i want to thank personally for -- if it wasn't for him, i don't even know if my son would still be alive. >> it is outrageous that anyone would bring weapons into
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downtown, to bring a weapon into the fireworks display. >> the public is being asked to get involved in this investigation. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore city police. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the violence has become a political talking point in the race for baltimore mayor. there were other scuffles in addition to two more serious incidents. others expressed problems with the budget. >> we're going to have the type of violence that we had not just downtown but an uptick in violence in northeast. it is spreading throughout the city. >> parents know that violence exists in their home. they know they need to get help. i will provide that for their parents.
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>> the mayor highlighted thousands of people who partied peacefully as the african- american festival at m&t bank stadium. >> the case that captivated the nation four weeks has been decided. a jury of her young daughter caylee. casey could soon be out of jail. kristen dahlgren has more from orlando. >> as for the charge of first- degree murder, we the jury found the defendant not guilty. >> casey anthony cried after she heard the verdict. not guilty on the three most serious charges. after weeks of testimony, the jury took less than 11 hours to decide. not who participated spoke to the media. one alternate offered his take. >> to prosecution did not meet
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the burden of proof. we have reasonable doubt. >> outside the courtroom, the decision was met with a shared shock and outrage. >> you give for a verdict like that. >> we're devastated. it is unbelievable that somebody can get away with doing this to a little, beautiful baby. >> for weeks, millions watched the wall-to-wall coverage, transfixed by a mother facing the death penalty. per defense included allegations her father molested her and helped cover up the fact kiddy drowned in it -- that caylee drowned in the family pool. but she was convicted on four counts of providing false information to police. >> you have three detectives who want to help you, who will expend the resources to find your daughter.
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why are you lying to us? >> on thursday, the judge will sensor on those charges. with time served, casey anthony could soon walk free. purpose parents released a statement saying in part despite the basis defense chosen by casey anthony, the jury made a fair decision based on the evidence presented. they then asked for their privacy. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, orlando. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your thoughts on the acquittal of casey anthony? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> two arrest in a stabbing outside a convenience store in dundalk. shawn novak and ann marie preston both face assault charges.
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investigators believe this happened during a drug deal. >> 5:37. 73 degrees on tv hill. preventing cancer. >> cutting your salt intake may not be as beneficial
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>> welcome back. we have some haze outside this point. los 70's up north. we could see some rain towards the tail end of the dry town. 72 at the airport. 76 in annapolis. a better chance for some scattered thunderstorms once we get into this after a pyrrhic 40% chance you'll run into one
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of them. high temperature mere 91. stay with us. ebrexin reev celo may prevent lung cancer in smokers. there was a steady. half took it twice a day. the other half took a placebo. the group taking celebrex had fewer long modules. larger studies are needed. this could prevent the succession of lung cancer. >> researchers did a identified in a blood pressure benefit to cutting back on salt. manufacturers are working to cut salt from their food. >> 5:41.
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the three degrees on tv hill. the birds looking to avoid a sweep against the texas rangers. keith mills will have that straight ahead. >> i am live of the maryland food bank talking about their new program. what is that all about? >> this is a live look outside. tony pann will tell us whether this hot and humid weather wium
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. will start in the chopper region -- we start in the joppa road region. a pole is down. pratt street, watch for two
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lanes closed because of road work. as far as you drive times, still in great shape. 11 minutes on the of the northeast side. travel south on 95, about five minutes from the split to the fort mchenry. this is the west side at old court road. no sign of the beginning of a delay. looking good down towards edmundson. 50t sanoint, an easy ride across the bay bridge to and from the eastern shore. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. >> we're moving along nicely. we have a delight -- a diversion on the 361 and one bus is diverting at charles and conway street. light rail and metro subway both on schedule. penn, camden, and brunswick lines operating on time. now back to tony pann.
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good morning. >> we have some rain to talk about today. first let's say good morning to ava marie. she's done at the maryland food bank. good morning. >> this warehouse is a gigantic and it is -- they're hoping to get more food as they continue to get food from local farmers. the farm to food program. we're talking about the new program. john is the coo of the maryland food bank. >> this is a program we have been working on. we work with area farmers, most a long the eastern shore. 27 farmers are bringing produce to the food bank. we rebox it and sending out to all the locations. >> what does that mean to the food that doesn't goo market
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where does that normally go? >> buyers that go to commercial farms that say they want cucumbers an exact size or potatoes a certain way, it would go to waste. we of trailers all over the state that pick up the food. it will go into the bins. it will go out to our pantries from the eastern shore and we have a mobile pension program will were privy produce two neighborhoods. >> there are some misconceptions. people think i'm not homeless and i do not need help from the food bank. >> most of the people we're reaching -- there is what everyone thinks of -- you're unemployed, homeless, people that are struggling. the ones we like to reach out to are in the missing meals category.
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that is a family of four that makes $40,000, working poor. $40,000 in maryland does not make it. there are the people that we want to help. >> thank you for talking with us. we'll talk more about the food they are hoping to provide with this program. we will talk to a local farmer that is involved. there have been some showers on hd doppler to the south and west. we could see some sprinkles this morning. a frontal boundary is in the area. there's a possibility of thunderstorms into this afternoon. tony has more on the forecast. when a growth program -- what's a great program. >> they are always looking for volunteers down there. thank you. here is the front.
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was off to our south yesterday. that is what the dew points went down yesterday. now the front is coming back along with the humidity and the possibility of some light showers and sprinkles this morning. you can see the rain coming up from virginia. that could catch up to list later this morning but it will not be all that significant. the best chance for rain will come through this afternoon. we'll see some scattered thunderstorms develop. the dry air is open pennsylvania. the dew point is 56 in altoona. that steamy air mass is moving north. 72 at the airport. 74 degrees in colombia. we should make it into the upper 80's and low 90's this afternoon. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. high temperature between 88 and 93. partly cloudy tonight. a chance for a shower or
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thunderstorm. temperatures will drop back into the low 70's in most areas. we will see a cold front approaching from the west tomorrow. it will be hung up in the mid atlantic region. this will stick around for a couple of days. we will have the chance for a shower and thunderstorm. behind that front, we have a nice air mass moving in. it will get better over the weekend. scattered showers and thunderstorms possible today, thursday, and fraud. mid 80's on friday. the humidity will go down this weekend. 87 on saturday. the next chance for rain on monday and tuesday of next week. back to the news desk. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. >> time to get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what are your thoughts on the acquittal of casey anthony? that is from james in owings mills. keep sending those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> good morning.
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the game looked easy for some kennings last night. matt wieters hit a homerun. the orioles had a strong start. the orioles led 2-1. at all chains. 4-2 the orioles lose. -- that all changed. j.j. hardy led off the game with a home run. matt harrison tries to get a fastball, and he launches a. number 13 for hardy. 1-0 orioles. matt wieters gets a pitch he can drive. 2-0 orioles. mitch atkins gets mike end the inning. then he gets chavez looking. he left with a 6-1 lead. vlad guerrero the batter.
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he goes hard into second. he must be running with a piano on his back because they still get a double play. that is hard to believe. josh hamilton in the seventh. the orioles give up three runs quickly. nolan reimold cannot make the play. andrus scores the eventual game- winning run. the orioles look to avoid the sweep tonight. if you're looking to wager money on a race, how about betting vlad guerrero in the 100 meters? derek jeter gets closer to the 3,000-hit mark. is the first hit, about 40 feet. then a line shot to left center field. 3,000.our ithits shy of
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the first yankee with 3000 hits. that is incredible. curtis granderson it's a hard one. the yankees win 9-2. >> dave winfield? >> first one. >> give me some other names. >> yogi berra. roger maris. >> a career changing decision for the wife of jack johnson. >> i wife tries to sneak her husband out of prison. >> we have some scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. we will let you know what to expect over the weekend. >> getting kind of busy in the
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joppa road region. joppa road region.
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>> police want to know who is responsible for stabbing a man to death in the inner harbor. they do not know how boycott shot on the fourth of july. >> the verdict as to count one, with the jury found the defendant not guilty. >> a verdict that stunned many. casey anthony was acquitted. what is your reaction to the judgment of that is our water cooler question of the day. >> men with guns raid a baltimore home. there were not police. the real police respond to what is becoming a disturbing pattern. >> those stories plus your forecast as 11 news today continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group]
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